- Ripard Teg has an awesome introduction to Incursions here: http://jestertrek.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/guide-introduction-to-incursions-part-1.html
- And then there is the official EVE forums. In there you can find adverts for the myriad Incursion communities.
What I want to write was an explanation about my experience, and why any fleet logistics pilot should get their feet wet with incursions.
My own time with Logi was inspired by incursions. I started the long train to get into it, wanting to get a taste of the Gravy Train. As part of Eve Uni we had our own regular incursion fleet. This was great as we has a lot of beginner players, wanting to get into incursions, and an FC who was willing to take the time to explain what was going on.
I was terrible to start with. I would take so much time looking in the broadcast window, finding the person in the overview, locking them up. So slooooow. I would not be ready for spikes in alpha damage. Oh yes, i was terrible.
And during that time I learned a great many things. Locking up via the broadcast window. Setting up my watch list. Pre-locking certain ships to avoid the lock time. Listening to the FC calling primaries and how he chants, to get an idea of how the fight was going. Learning to stagger the activation of reps, and visually getting an idea if I need to apply more or less reps. Capacitor management. Knowing when to let a ship die, or when to overheat your reps to keep a ship up.
And, through all of that, was the knowledge that this was a “safe” fight. The opponents were not PvP. They would not leave the field. And they were predictable and repeatable.
The ISK is also awesome.
How did this help? First real fleet fight i got in as Logistics I saved three ships in deep structure and i can point to our victory in that fight to me coming in at range and maintaining our core DPS ships. And i didn’t freak, i wasn’t nervous, I just kept cool and did the work. All because I had the practice I was given in incursions.
If you haven’t given them a try, or are still super nervous about fleet fights, get in there. The community is friendly, and you will be able to practice your fleet fight skills in a safe , controlled environment.